Out again this morning on the endless trail of London by elections. This time it was North Woolwich - which I last visited on my Capital Ring walk two years ago - where a council seat is being defended by Labour.
We had a very large group of volunteers, Labour were in evidence and so were the Christian Peoples' Alliance who have the only non Labour seat on Newham Council, virtually a one party state. On the face of it, this is not promising territory, but demographic change and an evident weariness with Labour's unbroken reign have opened up an opportunity for enthusiastic candidate Neil Pearce. The election takes place a week on Thursday.